Every day brave servicemen and servicewomen place themselves in harm’s way to keep our country safe. Unfortunately, many of these warriors are wounded in action or experience mental and emotional trauma such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after returning home from battle. As a wounded warrior or disabled veteran, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits on top of your military pay and TRICARE. If you were disabled while on duty, you may have returned home with limited employment opportunities or unable to earn a living at all. Supporting a family while treating your injuries can be difficult.

At the Law Office of Kathleen L. Day, our firm helps wounded warriors and other disabled veterans obtain the Social Security benefits they deserve and need to pay for medical care, keep up with the daily costs of living and continue supporting their families

At the Law Office of Kathleen L. Day, we have been serving the needs of South Texas residents for almost 20 years. Clients know when they hire attorney Kathleen Day, they are getting an experienced, local lawyer who is committed to helping South Texas Coastal Bend residents get Social Security Disability benefits they need to pay their bills, treat their disabilities, and support their families.

Military Pay Effects On Social Security

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 3 million American servicemen and servicewomen have a disability-related to military service. While many injured military personnel receive benefits through the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), many do not realize they also qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.

SSD benefits can be applied for during active duty or after discharge. Even while receiving military pay or receiving treatment in a military hospital or rehabilitation program, disabled servicemen and servicewomen may also be entitled to benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA). In addition, many former servicemen and servicewomen who receive disabled veterans’ benefits can collect SSD benefits as well.

If you were injured while on active duty after October 1, 2001, you may be able to expedite your SSD benefits through the Wounded Warriors Program.

Helping Wounded Veterans Get The Benefits They Are Entitled To

Contact the Law Office of Kathleen L. Day at (361) 888-4342 for help getting Social Security Disability benefits for wounded warriors.